I love Valentine’s Day, especially now that I’m a mom. Children see the world with such wonder and amazement, it makes holidays even more fun! We love doing crafts together, and our favorites always include something personalized. Almost all of the supplies we used can be bought at the dollar store if you don’t already have most of it at home! Bonus points, right? Fun and almost free!
- Large Foam Hearts (we got ours at Dollar Tree)
- Small Foam Heart Stickers (also from Dollar Tree)
- Bakers Twine, Yarn, whatever you have on hand
- Paint & Paint Brush
- Markers, Craft Pen, whatever you have on hand
- Tape or Glue
- FREE Hearts Printable
Ready to get started? Grab a couple paper towels and let’s got!
Print out our hearts here, if you haven’t already. Then cut out the hearts and set them aside. Cut the baker’s twine/ string/ yarn to four pieces of 11 inches in length.
Ask the child to pick a paint color they’d like to do their hand print with. (Tip for those that don’t like messy hands, trace their hand on the Large Heart, then fill it in with paint together!) For the others, gently paint the palm of your child’s hand with their desired color and ask them to spread their fingers while you guide them to making their hand print on one of the large hearts! Set aside to dry.
Lay out three pieces of baker twine and the heart cutouts with the small foam hearts in the pattern you would like for your mobile. Carefully remove the backing to each heart sticker and place adhesive side up with the string on top and place one printed heart on top making a sandwich with the string in the middle. (Tip, you could use red/ white/ pink hearts cut from construction paper in place of the heart stickers.) Repeat for all three strings attaching all the printed hearts to the heart stickers.
“LOVE IS…” to the Large heart with the hand print, then turn over (make sure the paint is dry! and tape or glue the fourth piece of string to the back as a loop. While turned over, tape or glue to the bottom of the backside of the heart the three rows of hearts now dangling on the strings.
Great work! Don’t forget to write your child’s name and the year on the back of their new master piece! These Easy Valentine Mobiles could be gifts for grandparents, teachers, godparents, elderly neighbors, anyone that could benefit from such a sweet homemade gift.
If you tried this craft, let us know! We’d love to hear from you. Comment below.